The Abolitionist Imagination / Andrew Delbanco ; with commentaries by John Stauffer, Manisha Sinha, Darryl Pinckney, and Wilfred M. McClay.

Abolitionists have been painted in extremes--vilified as reckless zealots who provoked the bloodletting of the Civil War, or praised as daring reformers who hastened the end of slavery. Delbanco sees them as the embodiment of a driving force in American history: the recurrent impulse of an adamant m...

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Main Author: Delbanco, Andrew 1952-
Other Authors: McClay, Wilfred M., Sinha, Manisha
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • 1. THE ABOLITIONIST IMAGINATION / Delbanco, Andrew
  • 2. FIGHTING THE DEVIL WITH HIS OWN FIRE / Stauffer, John
  • 3. DID THE ABOLITIONISTS CAUSE THE CIVIL WAR? / Sinha, Manisha
  • 4. THE INVISIBILITY OF BLACK ABOLITIONISTS / Pinckney, Darryl
  • 5. ABOLITION AS MASTER CONCEPT / McClay, Wilfred M.
  • 6. THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST / Delbanco, Andrew
  • Notes
  • About the Authors
  • Index.